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Today in Entertainment History
On Sept. 28, 1958, Dore Records released “To Know Him Is To Love Him” by the Teddy Bears.
√Ø In 1968, Janis Joplin’s manager announced Joplin would leave Big Brother and the Holding Company in November after fulfilling current obligations. Joplin said she and the band “weren’t growing together anymore.”
√Ø In 1975, 40,000 people got to see Jefferson Starship and Jerry Garcia and Friends perform for free in San Francisco. “Jerry Garcia and Friends” ended up being the Grateful Dead, who had not performed together in more than a year.
ï In 1988, singer John Denver offered the Soviet Union $10 million dollars to put him on the Soyuz space shuttle.
ï In 1991, jazz trumpeter Miles Davis died of pneumonia, respiratory failure and a stroke. He was 65.
√Ø Also in 1991, Garth Brooks became the first country artist to have an album debut at number one on the album charts, with “Ropin’ The Wind.”
ï In 1995, Bobby Brown was caught in gunfire outside a Boston bar. Brown was unhurt, but his brother-in-law-to-be was killed.
Today’s birthdays:
√Ø Actor William Windom (“Murder, She Wrote”) is 82.
ï Actor Arnold Stang is 81.
ï Blues singer Koko Taylor is 77.
ï Actress Brigitte Bardot is 71.
ï Singer Ben E. King is 67.
√Ø Actor Joel Higgins (“Silver Spoons”) is 62.
ï Actor Jeffrey Jones is 59.
ï Writer-director-actor John Sayles is 55.
√Ø Actress Sylvia Kristel (“Emmanuelle,” “Private Lessons”) is 53.
ï Actress-comedian Janeane Garofalo is 41.
ï Country singer Matt King is 39.
ï Actress Mira Sorvino is 38.
ï TV personality Moon Zappa is 38.
ï Singer Sean Levert of Levert is 37.
ï Actress Naomi Watts is 37.
ï Country singer Mandy Barnett is 30.
ï Actress Hilary Duff is 18.
ï Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak is 13.